Atmosphere and character. If you're looking for a slick gangster flick - move along. This is an era encapsulating film that will be recognised as a great work in years to come. Pitt gives his best performance - he actually adds to the thing rather than his usual unbalancing best efforts. The dialogue is fantastic. Yay for the written word in the mouth of committed actors. Dominik is the Altman of our times (I hope).
Terrific. Simple and powerful, just like I like them. This is the kind of movie that the more you watch it, the better it becomes, and I encourage anyone who hasn't watched it yet, or who didn't like it at first watch... Give this one a try, a second chance... It'll get under your skin eventually.
2.5 I think the much-touted "F" CinemaScore this film received stems from (1) Humanity's unwavering desire never to see Ray Liotta so violently abused & (2) the general repugnance the cynicism on display here elicits. The opening card game robbery is electrifyingly suspenseful but the rest is too dreary & heavy-handed to be effective. And seeing Gandolfini in such a bad way hurt my heart!
There is a stunning, viscerally engaging and powerful opening title sequence, and then nothing in the film even remotely adds up to the expectation of that montage. To have a political message is all well and good, but there was no grander logic to its presentation, and it was fanatically overstated, so it comes off as not only forced but pretentious to boot. For a film with its title it was speaking rather loudly.
While still a violent and action-packed crime film on the outside, this somehow manages to be a political art film at its core. The backdrop of the 2008 economic recession and another bullshit American election parallels perfectly the depression and economy of what are basically off-the-books street capitalists living a more realistic American dream. Dominik does a lot of cool stuff, reminiscent of De Palma, even.
Me fascino las escenas de disparos y las actuaciones de los que entran en ella, pues tiene cada quien un personaje que es diferente pero todos acuden de una manera al asesino para hacer su justicia, la paleta de coloren esta película, me encanto es una maravilla es clara y muy detallada en ese aspecto, tomas adecuadas y precisas para los encuadres y angulos correspondientes a lo necesario, muy buena la verdad.
Underrated but understandably uncommercial. With Dominik, you know you are going to get some of the best cinematography in the business, and this film is one of the best looking anamorphic films I've seen. Too bad the film is not as interesting as it looks. An overt parable to the 2008 economic collapse.
This stylistically heavy-handed deconstruction of a crime thriller also overdoes the '08 financial crisis as a backdrop, but neither fault prevented me from enjoying it. When Pitt's Cogan declares, "America’s not a country. It’s just a business," then demands, "Now pay me my fucking money,” I wished they were words I didn't feel like uttering to my bosses every couple of weeks.